Chapter-3. Rama – The Apotheosis of Human Perfection ( Sri Ramanavami )
This seems to be a necessary outcome of turning one's face towards God.
"Yasyaham anugrihnami tasya vittam haramyaham."
"When I want to shed My grace on any person, I deprive him of all his pleasurecentres," is a famous statement reported to have been made by Lord Narayana Himself as recorded in the Srimad Bhagavata.
What are our pleasure-centres?
We know them very well.
The greatest fortress of our pleasure is our own personality-consciousness, our egoism.
We have many other pleasure-centres, no doubt, but the greatest among all of them is what we call, in common parlance, Izzat, dignity of personality, self-respect.
This self-respect was unknown to great masters and saints.
To be continued ...